Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A Birth, Two Birds and a Church's Flock, All in the News

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A Birth, Two Birds and a Church's Flock, All in the News

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Here's a fun way to test your knowledge about some of the events that occurred throughout North Jersey in January.

1. A pair of bald eagles will continue to call Ridgefield Park home because:

A. They're birds.

B. Nearby Overpeck Creek offers an abundant supply of fish and mercury.

C. Their property taxes were reduced significantly in a reval.

D. A development company agreed to scale back the footprint of a large-scale residential and retail complex.

2. The city of Clifton paid almost a half-million dollars to 439 employees on Jan. 8 to make up for days they were not paid during the first year of their employment, calling it a payroll glitch. The payments were made after a handful of employees complained, and an audit that was prompted by questions raised by The Record. Last year, Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi said that the people who raised the issue were:

A. Heroic for standing up and helping the city avert not paying employees the full amount of their salaries.

B. Guilty of "yellow journalism."

C. Political foes.

D. Guilty of "shenanigans."

3. What town council has the only female-majority in Bergen or Passaic counties?

A. Park Ridge.

B. Teaneck.

C. Woodcliff Lake.

D. There are no councils with a female majority.

4. A woman gave birth while standing before she reached her obstetrician's office at Hackensack University Medical Center on Jan. 21. Two nurses passing by sprang to her aid. Where was she?

A. Lobby.

B. Hallway.

C. Parking garage.

D. Gift shop.

5. Bethany Koval, a junior at Fair Lawn High School, was questioned by school administrators for comments she wrote online celebrating that a "pro-Israel" girl had stopped following her on a certain social media platform. Which social media platform was she referring to?

A. Facebook.

B. Twitter.

C. Tumblr.

D. NextBestThing.

6. The head of the World Mission Society Church of God in Ridgewood, which is an offshoot of a South Korean church, venerates a woman in her 70s who is one of its founders. …

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